Nyit vs. Mercy
May 5, 2012
The Game Story:
OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. (May 5, 2012) - Senior Jason Smith (Setauket, N.Y.) led all players in scoring with one goal and three assists as No. 7 NYIT lacrosse defeated Mercy 13-6 on Senior Day. With the win, NYIT brought the 2012 regular season to a close with a 13-3 overall record and an 8-2 East Coast Conference mark. The Mavericks dropped to 6-7 on the year and 4-6 in league action.

Sophomore Cory Triola (Levittown, N.Y.) tallied the lone hat trick of the day, while freshman Ryan Brunet (Sound Beach, N.Y.), and sophomores Sean Rimmer (Orchard Park, N.Y.) and Tom Duggan (Levittown, N.Y.) added two goals each.

The win went to senior keeper Billy McGee (Rocky Point, N.Y.) he made 11 saves to improve his career tally to 432, which ranks second on NYIT's all-time list. With the win, he brings his career tally to 26-10. The loss went to T.J. DiCarlo (5-7), who made seven saves.

The Bears earned a quick 3-0 lead in the first period but the Mavericks went on a 4-1 run in the last seven minutes to knot the score 4-4. The two teams then battled goal-for-goal in the second period. NYIT ended the second period with a small 6-5 lead on Smith's lone goal. The Bears then earned game-point with an unassisted goal from Duggan, 7-5. NYIT closed out the game on a 5-0 run that began on a man-up goal with 3:45 to play in the third period and included a 4-0 performance in the fourth period.

NYIT out-shout Mercy 40-32, whereas the face-offs were nearly split 11-10 in favor of the Mavericks.

About NYIT
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) offers 90 degree programs, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees, in more than 50 fields of study, including architecture and design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and osteopathic medicine. A non-profit independent, private institution of higher education, NYIT has 14,000 students attending campuses on Long Island and Manhattan, online, and at its global campuses. NYIT sponsors 11 NCAA Division II programs and one Division I team.

Led by President Edward Guiliano, NYIT is guided by its mission to provide career-oriented professional education, offer access to opportunity to all qualified students, and support applications-oriented research that benefits the larger world. To date, 89,000 graduates have received degrees from NYIT. For more information, visit nyit.edu.